Family Court (1971)

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A coproduction of Canada's CBC network and Hollywood's Screen Gems, this weekly half-hour drama series offered re-enactments of actual family court cases. Though many of the stories were continuing in the fashion of a soap opera, no continuity ran any longer than three episodes. Like Divorce Court, this series claimed to have lofty public-service goals, rather than mere exploitational entertainment, in mind. Produced between 1971 and 1972, Family Court was aimed at a dual-market audience in Canada and the U.S., but was never syndicated outside of the Dominion.